lupus erythematosus

lupus erythematosus
lupus erythematosus [er΄ə thē΄mə tō′səs, er΄əthem΄ətō′səs]
n.
[ModL, lit., erythematous lupus]
a usually chronic inflammatory disease in which immunological reactions cause abnormalities of blood vessels and connective tissue: the systemic form commonly involves the joints, kidney, nervous system, and skin, while the discoid form produces a chronic skin disease characterized by red scaly patches that tend to produce scars

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